Muslims divided into two teams because of this:
The first team
A.k.a Shia are who believe that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) selected Ali ibn Abi Talib as a caliph after him in various situations, the most famous one is Hadith Al-Ghadeer:
O people, Allah the Most Kind the Omniscient has told me that no apostle lives to more than half the age of him who ...
According to the Shiite Jurisprudence, this sentence is not an obligatory part of Adhan but mustahab (recommended). However; it is now popularly used as a fixed part of Adhan recitation in most Shiite communities (sometime with variation). But so long as the added part is not considered an integral part of Adhan, it is considered a legitimate practice. The ...
كرار : عكس كلمه فرار الذي يفر من المعارك
كرار : شديد الكر والهجوم في القتال
According to this definition, and numerous other ones, Karrar is an Arabic word that means one who fights and attacks with power in battle. Also, Karrar is the opposite word of Farrar (فرار) which is one who escapes cowardly from battle.
The hadith of the pond of Khumm (Arabic: حدیث غدیر خم) has multiple versions, and a multitude of interpretations based on these different versions. The Sunni view is that the hadith is not an indication, implicitly or explicitly, of successorship, regardless of its authenticity. The answer below is solely from a Sunni point of view.
In the name of Allah the compassionate the merciful
Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant
(A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents
were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad,
both of the clan of Hashim (1).
Masoodi Which is entitled as the herodotus of arabs writes ...
Clearly our allegiance is to Allah alone and Caliphs are just leaders choosen by the community. As they are humans they are bound to make mistakes,so we need not have allegiance to them. But still if someone is doing good (halal) work we must support them even if they are not "Caliphs".
It is Allah alone who knows about the ...
All perfect praise be to Allah
First of all i would like to encourage you on starting exploration of ahadees, but i would like to add that you need to keep in contact with a good shiekh al hadith for getting all the answers of your questions side by side, and have a book on history of sunni ahadees, their rules and history, such book will also be suggested ...
It is possible, but you can not be sure just because of it Ali ibn Abi Talib was an Imam for Sunnis as well:
Caliphate is الإمامة الكبرى the caliph is the great Imam. Ali was one of the four rightly guided caliph.
Leader in congregational prayer is called Imam, Ali lead prayers.
Foremost experts in a field of knowledge (like fiqh or hadith) are called Imam. ...
As "Imam" in Arabic also means leader it is fine -from this perspective- to call 'Ali ibn Abi Talib an "imam".
What's the literal meanings of the word "Imam"?,
What is the reason for interpreting word Imam to book in Quran?
and What is an Imam, is he simply the leader of the jamaat?).
However when sunni's usually call him imam they ...
In the name of Allah the most compassionate the most merciful
First of all, it can be helpful for you to be aware that:
After the martyrdom of Hazrat Fatimah-a-Zahra, as the wife of Imam Ali
(a.s.), Imam Ali sent his brother (Aqil ibn Abi Talib who was familiar
with to Arab Ensaab (genealogy)) and asked him to find him a wife from
a valiant and ...
When Fatima (a.s.) grew youth, the great companions hurried to the
Prophet (a.s.) one after the other so that he might honor them by
marrying his pure daughter to them but the Prophet (a.s.) responded to
none of them. From those who had asked the Prophet (a.s.) for his
daughter’s hand was Abu Bakr whom the Prophet (a.s.) refused his
request and ...
Although Khawarij hated Imam Ali (a.s.), but he buried in secret mainly because of bani umayyah. The reason for this claim is that:
1-bani umayyah also hated Imam Ali (a.s.)
2- After bani umayyah overthrew, the burial place revealed. in that time Khawarij were not completely exterminated.
Sheikh Mofid claims this fact in Al-Ershad, too. You know Farsi, ...
That was because of the Khawarij. They hated Ali (a.s.), they believed him to be a Kafir, they betrayed him in the battle of Siffin, they fought against him in the battle of Nahrwan and one of them (Ibn Muljim) finally killed him.
But that was not enough for them. Ali knew that the Khawarij would desecrate his grave, if they knew where it was located.
"A.S" -> "Alayh es Salam" علیه السلام
means salam to him.
"R.A" -> "RaziaAllah o Anh" رضی الله عنه
means God be satisfied of him.
All Muslims use "A.S" for all prophets and use "pbuh" for holy prophet Mohammad.
Also Shia Muslims use "A.S" their 12 Imams after holy prophet include Imam Ali.
Sunni Muslims use "R.A" for 3 khalifas after holy prophet and use "...
Simply Allah is everywhere without being somewhere in the way other objects are said to be somewhere, since He has no alike; and Allah is different from the other objects without the objects ever existing without Him, so He is different without being separated from the other objects.
This example may help better understand this. If I am a student in a ...
The statement "Keep light and overtake" references two factors in relevance to one subject. In the prior sentence Imam Ali is informing you about the journey you're on. The aim of reward/punishment is ahead in this journey and there is no going backwards or any other direction because of the driving force that limits your choices of where ...
Ali was appointed caliph by accepting the ba'yah of the Sahabah in Medinah, similar to the appointment of Abu Bakr. Tabari records various accounts of this in his Tarikh (english translation).
If you mean 'elected' as in modern democracies, then polling the opinion of every single Muslim in the entire Islamic state would be nigh impossible at that time, as ...
There seems to be real description about them, not a figurative/allegorical speech (to the best of my knowledge).
At the first Khutbah (sermon) of Nahjul-Balaqah, Imam Ali (a.s.), after ... mentioned about the creation of the creatures of sky and angels (of up universe), and states regarding the sorts of the angels and ...
Shia sources say it is complied in reverse order in A'laam ad-Dyn fi sifat al Mu'minyn (page 117) أعلام الدين في صفات المؤمنين by al-Hassan ibn abi al-Hassan ad-Daylami ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﺑﻦ ﺃﺑﻲ ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻠﻤﻲ as a statement of 'Ali ibn abi Talib (see here) and in al-Majlesi's محمد باقر المجلسي Bihar al-Anwar بحار الأنوار (see here) :
مَنْ وَعَظَ أَخَاهُ سِرًّا ...
He means make yourself light by keeping away from the "Burduns" of the human desires (Source). These attire sins and sinful acts however these are regarded to be "light" on the scale when compared to good deeds they can let you lose your aim or at least lose to track them (for a while)!
In this article which seems to contradict the major understanding of ...
This is not a complete answer, but I thought I could just share what I found about it so far (may update it later if I find out something new). Please take it with a big grain of salt.
First, let's bring the sanad (narrators chain) of this hadith to make things more easier:
حدثنا أبو بكر أحمد بن محمد بن الحارث ، ثنا الفضل بن الحباب الجمحي ، ثنا مسدد ، ثنا ...
Imam Sadiq (PBUH) and Imam Baqir (PBUH) seem to be the most narrated Hadith Imams whose Hadithes are available*
As you might know, several papers of Ahadith were narrated by Imam Hadi (PBUH) that got burnt not a long time later.
Or many Ahadith of Imam Ali (PBUH) had been censored by the government of that time.
According to the chief of the “Hawza-Elmia-Qom Mahdaviat expert center”, it is declared that:
Imam Sadiq (الامام جعفرالصادق علیه السلام) has the most traditions (hadiths) (which have been quoted from him...) as the sixth Imam of Shiite.
In other word, the most hadiths have narrated from him in compare with other Shia Imams. In addition to Imam Jafar-Al-...
According to the books of Ibn sa'ad (at-tabqat الطبقات) ibn abd al-barr (al-Istya'ab fi ma'riftai al-Ashaab الاستيعاب في معرفة الأصحاب ) Ibn Hajar al-A'asqalany (al-Isabah fi tamyizi as-Sahabah الإصابة في تمييز الصحابة) ... she died 3 years before the hijra. At this time the prayer of Janazah was not known so she was buried in Jannatul Mualla cemetery, in ...
I found a narration from Imam Ali (peace be upon him) that he said:
Whoever see an oppression, and be silent, he himself is as a partner
of that oppression.
(I think it could be what you asked. Of course I reckon there must not be the precise sentence which you asked, since to be honest, I looked up to some extent, but I did not find such a sentence. ...
In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful.
First I must mention that the birth of the faithful Imam Ali in Ka’ba in the Shia viewpoint is definite and constant and repeated many times in narrations:
شيخ مفيد رضوان الله تعالي عليه: ولد بمكة في البيت الحرام يوم الجمعة
الثالث عشر من رجب سنة ثلاثين من عام الفيل ، ولم يولد قبله ولا ...